John Sweet, Owner/Strategic-Partner
I'm an entrepreneur, adviser, and community leader with a 24-year record of success in business development, technology innovation, IP licensing and management leadership. As a member of the Pasadena Angels, an angel investor group, I connect entrepreneurs to the capital and expertise they need to turn great ideas into great companies.
I also served as a licensing manager at my alma mater, USC. Over the course of 13 years, I helped launch 21 high-tech companies that generated over $50M in financing, hundreds of jobs, and over $10M in licensing income for the university.
For me, work is about much more than money. My motto and driving force is "building people while building business." So when evaluating my next career move, I chose PrideStaff because it offered the opportunity to create something much bigger than personal success. Combining our expertise with PrideStaff's resources, my team and I build lasting success for employers, internal staff and job seekers throughout Pasadena and its surrounding communities. And that's incredibly rewarding.
The Big Picture:
The businesses, people and culture of the greater Pasadena area are incredibly diverse – it's what makes this one of the most wonderful parts of the world. Our approach to staffing is as unique as the employers and job seekers we serve.
From "mom & pop" to Fortune 500 employers, entry-level to management candidates, we take the time to meet individuals in person and learn what they value most. Our ultimate goal is to connect exceptional talent with exceptional companies – building careers, businesses and our community in the process.
The Scoop on Staffing:
In today's economy, our services help clients overcome tough business challenges, access exceptional talent and fuel profitable growth. Whether they're facing skills shortages, tight deadlines, ACA compliance issues or changing workloads, our national resources and local market knowledge help employers to staff more efficiently and hire more successfully.
For candidates, PrideStaff facilitates the process of finding meaningful work to support families and advance careers. Offering a wide range of temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employment opportunities, we help area job seekers build skills, gain experience, land more rewarding positions and get to work fast.
Secrets to Success:
Be yourself and follow your passion. Do what you love, and find great people who will support your success.
When I'm not in my garden or spending time with my family, I coach youth soccer. I serve on the Region 13 board of directors for the American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO), which allows me to mentor kids and enrich their lives through athletics.